New Site – Same(ish) Blog

Hi everyone, So I’ve committed to changing my blog from a “.wordpress.com” domain to its own domain, and the process has already presented itself as simple (thankfully), and has, I feel, exposed me as a novice in the website-domain-owning world (I admit hesitantly). I thought I would have to export all of my content and then…

Word of the Day: 3/21/16 – 3/25/16

Good morning! It’s  day two of spring, and here in Maine we are experiencing a white-out snowstorm. Ah, weather. For those of you not on the eastern seaboard or in the U.S., I hope you’re enjoying a more pleasant-weather Monday. Like this irregular weather, this week Wordsmith has chosen five words with irregular plurals, with…

Rainy Days and Book Nostalgia

It’s been steadily raining all day, and according to the local weatherwoman tomorrow is the only day we will be getting relief from the feels-colder-than-it-is wetness. Rainy days make me want to be at home cooking a warm, delicious meal and settling in with a thick book to read. And depending on the meal, and…

When a Book Becomes a Non-Book

A little over a week ago, Google patented a new technology related to books; what they call the “Storytelling Device.” You may agree with me that this could be a creative title for books in general, and while books are part of this new patent, the way the actual story is read inside of the book…

Word of the Day: 3/14/16 – 3/18/16

Good morning! I hope Daylight Saving Time hasn’t worn you out and instead has given you more energy, like it somehow has given me. This week, or rather, today, is special because 22 years ago on March 14th, Wordsmith became a way to play with words, discover their origins, and share them with fellow logophiles. So…

Shakespeare: First Folio

I’m much more interested in watching a Shakespeare play than reading one. I would only read Shakespeare willingly if I was performing one of his plays and needed to learn lines and stage directions. That doesn’t seem likely to happen in the near (or far) future, so I will continue to happily sit in my…